With so many tips coming in about the death of a well-known music teacher, the FBI is stepping in to help Alexandria police "vet each and every tip," police announced Monday.
Detectives and officers returned to 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato's neighborhood Monday to pass out fliers featuring a sketch of the man believed to be responsible for killing her and injuring another woman.
Police also spent the day taking additional evidence from the home, including a large door wrapped in black paper and crime tape.
The shooter knocked on Lodato's door in the 2400 block of Ridge Road Drive just after 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 and opened fire. Lodato and her mother's caregiver were shot.
Lodato was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead. The surviving woman was shot in the arm and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Lodato's mother was also inside the home during the shooting, but was not injured.
The suspect is described as an older, balding man with gray hair and a beard. Police say he was wearing tan outerwear at the time of the shooting, possibly a jacket or a work coat.
Last November, 69-year-old Ronald Kirby was fatally shot inside his home, less than a mile from the house where Lodato was killed, and in 2003, real estate agent and wife of Sheriff Jim Dunning, Nancy Dunning was gunned down inside her Del Ray home.
No arrests have been made in either case.